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petite bourgeoisie

[puh-teet boo r-zhwah-zee; French puh-teet boor-zhwa-zee] /pəˈtit ˌbʊər ʒwɑˈzi; French pə tit bur ʒwaˈzi/
the portion of the bourgeoisie having the least wealth and lowest social status; the lower middle class.
Origin of petite bourgeoisie
Borrowed into English from French around 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • By converting the peasants into a petite bourgeoisie, it threatened to postpone to an indefinite date the triumph of Socialism.

    The Russian Turmoil

    Anton Ivanovich Denikin
  • Below these are the petite bourgeoisie, who are mostly shopkeepers, clerks, and people in various employments.

    Peeps At Many Lands: Belgium George W. T. Omond

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